Every year, I get a couple of brides who want to do something that, as a planner, makes me break out in hives. They want to invite EVERYONE to their wedding ceremony, but they only want to allow SOME of those people attend the reception. Often, this is an issue of budget. The bride feels that they can’t afford to feed everyone at the reception, but they can invite everyone to the ceremony.
I hate this.
First, it’s tacky, tacky, tacky. It’s like saying that you want everyone see you walk down the aisle and bring a gift, but all of those guests aren’t special enough to dine and dance with you and your new spouse.